Scott Brittain, KC

Part-time Instructor

LLM (Cambridge)

Law, Faculty of

1 506 453 4669

Research interests

  • community planning law
  • municipal law
  • independence of public sector lawyers


Scott graduated from UNB (Saint John) with a Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction) in 2000. In 2003, Scott graduated from UNB Law School with a Bachelor of Laws (with Distinction), where he was a Beaverbrook Scholar in Law and was the recipient of the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick’s Silver Medal for highest academic standing in his graduating class. In 2005, Scott graduated from the University of Cambridge in England with a Master of Laws (with Honours) with an emphasis in public law. Scott is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society.

Scott was called to the Bars of both New Brunswick and Ontario in 2004. He summered and articled at Bennett Jones LLP in Toronto and subsequently practiced litigation at Stewart McKelvey in Saint John prior to joining the City of Saint John’s legal department in September of 2007. Scott’s areas of practice include municipal and community planning law, litigation, labour, employment and administrative law. He has successfully represented the interests of the City of Saint John before all levels of court in New Brunswick as well as before a wide range of administrative tribunals.

Between 2005 and 2007, Scott served as a Vice-Chair of the WorkSafeNB Appeals Tribunal. He has also served as a part-time instructor in the Faculty of Arts at UNB (Saint John) and at UNB Law School.

Scott is an active member of the New Brunswick legal profession. He is immediate Past President of the Saint John Law Society and completed his service as President of the Canadian Bar Association (New Brunswick Branch) in 2017. He served as Treasurer of the Law Society of New Brunswick in 2017–18, Vice-President in 2018–19, and currently serves as President. In addition to his extensive involvement in the legal profession, Scott is a long-serving member of the UNB Board of Governors and gives regularly of his time to a wide range of local organizations, including the Saint John Theatre Company.

Courses taught

  • LAW4053 Municipal and Community Planning